CNBC has some fine moments, and I particularly enjoy the interviews with international CEOs, and world leaders in banking, finance, international markets, policy makers and diplomats. Where else can you see Warren Buffett interviewed with, in the same hour, President of major Thai bank, interview with Jack Ma of A L I B A B A, Richard Branson, and retired US Ambassador to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad ( 2007-2009) on Middle East policy and diplomatic policy.
The latter interview was one of the most insightful, practical and optimistic views I have witnessed, and of course it reflects the sage advice from the retired Head of the United Nations, Kofi Annan ( see kofiannanfoundation.org). Mr Khalilzad is Afghan born and his faith is Islam. He was appointed by George Bush. His insight and understanding into Islamic splits and his reflection upon the parallel of the reconciliation between Catholics and Protestant in Christian faith shows a level of world view wisdom mostly lacking in mainstream media interviews. This interview was a credit to the anchor journalist, producers, and audience of CNBC.